This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

Sep 30th 2020

This Week in Google 579

Leo By a Nose

Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly
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Category: News

 Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

  • Google's Pixel 5 event disappoints
  • Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patent infringement
  • Google TV: available yesterday!
  • Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are pretty ok.
  • Hold For Me is the killer app for the Pixel 5
  • Pixel 4a 5G should have been called Pixel 5a
  • The new Google TV doesn't work with Stadia. WTF?
  • Nest Audio is a speaker that exists
  • Google turns 22. Yay.
  • Comparing Leo and Jeff's schnozzes
  • Pixel 5 camera features look nice
  • When the heck is the DOJ going to sue Google?
  • Google is so mad at Australia they hired a comedian to talk about busses and restaurants
  • Farmville will finally die at the end of the year
  • 40 Bit Gaming is a cool newsletter for older gamers
  • You can play Myst in VR now. Ant's all like, "What is Myst?"
  • Facebook stops pretending that Instagram and WhatsApp are separate things
  • Leo explains why you shouldn't get a contractor to do your home wifi, and why you shouldn't do it yourself
  • Amazon's 2020 hardware event: Flying cam, car cam, ball Echo
  • That time Stacey broke her nose
  • Staceysplaining Amazon Sidewalk
  • The new Echo devices have an AZ1 Machine learning chip
  • Amazon's new car alarm will warn you when you are towed
  • Amazon's flying security cam brings the moral panic
  • Robots that hang from the ceiling like bats
  • Ransomware Coffeepot
  • Wyze is our favorite smart stuff maker
  • Excerpts from the new Taco Bell Quarterly
  • Stacey is mad about hard Topo Chico
  • Starlink Internet helps Washington firefighters
  • is Harvard Library's way to save websites forever
  • Amazon One wants to know your palm


  • Stacey's Thing: Cloudflare Radar
  • Jeff's Number: @jack donates $10m to Kendi's anti-racism center
  • Ant's Stuff: Get The Photographer's thought process behind popular photos

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